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Media Regulation

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Glenda Shing PORT VILA (Vanuatu Daily Post/Pacific Media Watch): Vanuatu Prime Minister Sato Kilman is looking at introducing a law to regulate media. The head of the government reportedly said...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
SUVA (Radio NZ International/Fiji Sun/Pacific Media Watch): The furore over a contested Media Industry Development Authority “ruling” against the Fiji Sun over two newspaper articles...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
APIA (Talamua / Radio New Zealand / Pacific Media Watch): The Prime Minister of Samoa has slammed some of his country's media outlets, likening them to the worst British tabloids, just as...
Friday, October 10, 2014
AUCKLAND (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): The editor of Fiji's Repúblika magazine and president of the Fijian Media Association says Fiji journalists will have to...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post / Pacific Media Watch): The Indonesian Press Council has met with the country's new President, Joko Widodo, but details of the meeting are sketchy so far. The...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
AUCKLAND (Reporters Sans Frontières / Pacific Media Centre): Reporters Sans Frontières and the Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Media Watch have called for repeal of the Media Decree and...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
SUVA (Radio New Zealand International / Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's media regulation authority says it is  investigating an alleged breach of the 48-hour media blackout by the Fiji...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
PORT MORESBY (PNG Post-Courier / Pacific Media Watch): A magazine publisher has called on the Papua New Guinean government to pass media ownership laws to prevent domination of the media by one or...
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Ted McDonnell DILI (Pacific Scoop / Pacific Media Watch): Timor-Leste’s controversial media law has been declared unconstitutional by the country’s Court of Appeal.
Friday, August 22, 2014
APIA (Radio NZ International / Pacific Media Watch / Samoa Observer): A proposed new law which aims to set up a media regulation body in Samoa is one step closer to reality, having been tabled by...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Jason Brown APIA (Samoa Observer / Pacific Media Watch): A draft bill for a planned media complaints council in Samoa proposes significant new “public interest” protections for...
Monday, March 10, 2014
BACKGROUNDER: Jason Brown reports on Samoa's draft Media Council Bill for fielding public complaints. A draft bill for a planned media complaints council in Samoa proposes significant new “...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Kalafi Moala: OPINION: Pacific regional stakeholders under Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) concluded in Noumea at the 3rd Pacific Media Summit earlier this month that regulation of media is...
Friday, February 14, 2014
NOUMEA (UNDP/Pacnews/Pacific Media Watch): Participants attending a workshop on media self-regulation in the Pacific at the Third Pacific Islands Media Summit have reiterated the need to educate...
Monday, June 17, 2013
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch / 3 News): The owner of TV3 and half of the country's commercial radio stations went into receivership this morning.